Christopher Carlin, MD

“Caring for my patients’ needs and concerns is the most important aspect of what I do as a physician. Establishing an open patient-physician relationship is essential to providing the best medical care.”

About Me

Christopher Carlin, MD

At a young age, Dr. Chris Carlin became intrigued by dermatology. With the example and instruction of his dermatologist father, an award-winning high school science experiment dealing with sunscreen protection, and a strong desire to help others, he was destined to become a physician.

Dr. Carlin has performed extensive research in the field of dermatology. His work includes an award-winning paper on a method of measuring the response of psoriasis to treatment, research on the effectiveness of topical Vitamin C in reducing redness in patients with rosacea, and the use of tanning bed light combined with oral medication in the treatment of psoriasis. He was first author of one of the most highly cited publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2004.

As Dr. Carlin sees it, “Dermatology affords the opportunity to practice every aspect of medicine that I love - the ability to intervene as a surgeon, to think as an internist, to treat children as a pediatrician, to delve microscopically as a pathologist, and to discover as a scientist.”

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Where I Practice

West Dermatology @ San Clemente

West Dermatology @ San Clemente

1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa Suite 150
San Clemente, CA 92673


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My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • Undergrad: Brigham Young University: B.S. in Zoology.
  • Medical: University of Utah School of Medicine

Post-Medical Training
  • Internship: Internal medicine internship at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.
  • Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.
Board of Certification
  • American Academy of Dermatology
Professional Societies
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association

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